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Hi I’m Rachel and I am absolutely passionate about Yoga, it’s true meaning and message. I first came across Yoga at 17 and have never looked back.

 

That means I’ve been practising since 1983, teaching since 1992 and teaching teachers since 2000. I’ve been lucky to study with some of the most influential teachers in the west including Louisa Sear, Dena Kingsberg, Alan Finger and Mark Whitwell as well as immersing myself in the study and assimilation of the classical system of Knowledge called Vedanta, in the lineage of Swami Dayananda.

In 2005 after being introduced through friends I met my now life partner, John Weddepohl. When we first met we lived over 10,000 km’s away and weren’t sure we would physically meet. But life has a funny way of bringing about the Miraculous.

In 2011 we taught our first retreat together combining Yoga and Self Knowledge. We’ve been travelling and teaching together ever since.

In a class I share pranayama, asana, meditation, mudras and mantras from both the Laya and Kriya Yoga tradition. I credit my passion for meditation and Tantra to my mentor Alan Finger and my deepened understanding of pranayama to John, who initiated me into the tradition of the ancient Tamil Siddhas.

My life hasn’t just been all yoga. I was a professional dancer from a young age, and have trained as a Steiner educator, teaching in both in Australia and New York City. I’m a singer/ songwriter, have produced award winning CD’s of devotional music and am a published poet and best selling author. I write for many online and in print magazines including Australian Yoga Journal and Australian Yoga Life. and am a mother, partner and amateur photographer and film maker.

READ MY WRITING IN

Do You Yoga
Australia Yoga Life
Eat Live Life
A Sweet Life
Mind Body Green
Australian Yoga Journal
Yogin'it
Insulin Nation

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A YOGA CLASS, RETREAT OR TRAINING WITH RACHEL?

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Empowering sequences which rejuvenate and heal the system

 

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A transformational approach to alignment

 

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Breathing and meditation practices that work

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Immersion in Creativity, Beauty, and Bhakti

 

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How to incorporate Ayurveda into your practice and life

 

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A paradigm shift in your understanding of Yoga

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ME

Rachel is an intelligent, incredibly nurturing and passionate teacher. I am so grateful to her for all of the gifts that she has shared and continues to share. if you have the opportunity, I highly recommend studying with her.

Allysia

I just want to thank you for a fabulous workshop! It has been so much fun to approach the postures in detail and I will draw greatly from this in my practice and teaching.

Marah

Thank you so much for an incredible, inspiring and heart touching workshop! Through you and what you’ve shared I’ve managed to catch a hint of the perpetual beauty that lies within me. Now I’ve FOUND a hint of this beauty within me – and I am so grateful for that!

Tonja

My experience of doing a retreat with Rachel was so rewarding, my practice has gone to a deeper level. Rachel is a supportive, attentive and highly experienced teacher. I can’t wait to learn more from her.

Diane

Your getting all this makes my life’s work in yoga very rewarding, not that this is why I practice, but it is an added gift.

Alan Finger

I instantly connected with Rachel’s teachings, her honesty and authenticity first attracted me. Then I experienced her dedication and knowledge which continues to take my practice to the next level.

Romina

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